Five months after national carrier Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) resumed weekly flights to China, the carrier is set to launch a second flight to Beijing.
This comes after the Chinese Ministry of Health scrapped the quarantine requirement for travellers with effect from January 8, 2023.
China has reported 10.2 million cases of Covid-19 patients since the pandemic began at the end of 2019, and had set conditions for all travellers entering the country to spend eight days in quarantine.
However, information from China’s immigration department has said that from January 8 next year, the policies and measures, including the resumption of accepting and approval of Chinese citizens’ applications for ordinary passports for the purposes of tourism and visiting friends abroad will be resumed.
The relaxation of the conditions will increase the number of passengers who will be connecting flights from different countries, something that was difficult prior to the changes.
Air Tanzania believes the conditions will be a great boost to tourism as Tanzania Tourism Board aims to reach more than 33,000 tourists from China by the end of 2023.